The leading scorer in Greater Spokane League girls basketball the last two seasons has given Army an oral commitment.
Madison Hovren of Central Valley chose West Point over Montana, Montana State, Utah State and San Jose State.
“There were so many opportunities playing there and after college that I couldn’t pass it up,” said Hovren, who carries a 3.95-grade point average.
After playing for Army, she will serve a five-year military commitment. Then the Army has the option of calling her back to serve during a three-year period thereafter.
Hovren will join former Spokane Stars teammate Dani Failor of Post Falls at Army.
The 5-foot-11 Hovren is projected to play at wing or forward.
She’s been a first team all-GSL selection the past two years. She started as a freshman on CV’s team that finished second in state.
“I think long term it’s a good decision for her,” CV coach Freddie Rehkow said. “The first year could be a little tough. But she’ll adjust to it. Academically you couldn’t ask for a better institution.”
Army made the NCAA tournament last year.
Hovren is looking forward to the challenge.
“I’m sad that I’ll be so far away from home but West Point really sets you up for life,” she said.